What a shocker! Kids that got assaulted by their parents are more likely to engage in criminal activity, according to study on spanking, AKA Assault and Battery on a child.
I have written one of these diaries before and you get the haughty parents that spank saying tripe such as "some kids don't respond to anything else" or "my kid got a smart swipe on the bottom at time and he/she turned out ok"...
Or they poo-poo that it's Assault and Battery because they are ashamed that they hit their own kids so try to make themselves feel better by attacking the messenger, i.e. me.
But in the end, they are just people who can't control their tempers and take out frustrations on their kids. Worse than that are the ones who think spanking is a political issue so they spank to "git those librals".... or something.
Well, this study shows that type of mentality to be hogwash that they've been fed by their parents and grandparents, who also assaulted and battered them and on and on. As with sexual assault, it gets passed down from one generation to the next and as with sexual assault, it must be confronted.
No matter where they live in the world, university students who were spanked as children are more likely to engage in criminal behavior, according to new research by Murray Straus, co-director of University of New Hampshire Family Research Lab. Even young adults whose parents were generally loving and helpful as they were growing up showed higher rates of criminal behavior.http://www.sciencedaily.com/...
"So many parents and child psychologists believe that if spanking is done by loving and helpful parents, it has no harmful effect," Straus said. "This study and only one other study I know of that empirically investigated this belief found that it is not true. Spanking seems to be associated with an increased probability of subsequent child behavior problems regardless of culture and, regardless of whether it done by loving and helpful parents."
"Children need lots guidance and correction, but not by being physically attacked under the euphemism of 'spanking,' " Straus said.
Another core (false) tenet of conservatism bites the dust.